Monday, January 25, 2016

Snowmageddon Gaming

So, what with all the snow - 7.5" at in our backyard - we weren't going anywhere. (Yes, I hear you, my dear non-Southern friends who deal with a 1/2 foot of snow on a regular basis - we're a bunch of wimps.)

We played a lot of games:
  • DC Deckbuilding Rivals: Batman vs Joker
  • Pandemic: Legacy
  • Pathfinder Adventure Card Game: Skull & Shackles
  • The City
  • Smash Up
  • Carcassonne: Wheel of Fortune
  • Marrakesh (HABA)
  • Kaseklau (HABA)
  • Too Many Cooks
...but two of them were specifically winter-y.

Braeden and I played the "Out of Kemi" Breakthough scenario from the Memoir '44 Equipment Pack... here you see an unretouched photo of Finnish ski troops attempting to stop the Germans... in our backyard. (For the record, the Germans managed to repel the Finnish offensive.)

We also played Arctic Scavengers: Recon... I really like the way the expansion lets you customize the game to suit the number of players and your particular style of play. (For the record, the Yardmaster - me - managed to attract all four gangs to join up.)

What did you play this weekend, snowbound friends?!


Conrad Kinch said...

Those Breakthrough games are rather good. I find that they are a little longer than traditional memoir games, but that there is an ebb and flow to them that is in some ways more like a traditional wargame. Also the deepness of the board allows for some really top notch blitzkrieg style play.

Hope the snow isn't proving too challenging.

Joe Huber said...

Mark, we're getting a similar amount of snow today. I'm at work today, we took a friend who's leaving out for lunch, and I'm going to a gaming event tomorrow; Megan drove down to Philadelphia to visit a friend for the weekend.

Slightly different approach to the problem, as you note...